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Quotes of interpretation

  1. The attitude of the actor is his interpretation of what he reads, and the written word is what creates the role in the actor's mind, and I guess in reading the things that were given to me, I reacted as you guys saw me, you know. – Gene Barry
  2. We look to the history of the time of framing and to the intervening history of interpretation But the ultimate question must be, what do the words of the text mean in our time. – William J. Brennan, Jr.
  3. In doubtful cases the more liberal interpretation must always be preferred. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
  4. The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind. – Sigmund Freud
  5. Cutting up fowl to predict the future is, if done honestly and with as little interpretation as possible, a kind of randomization. But chicken guts are hard to read and invite flights of fancy or corruption. – Ian Hacking
  6. If you take myth and folklore, and these things that speak in symbols, they can be interpreted in so many ways that although the actual image is clear enough, the interpretation is infinitely blurred, a sort of enormous rainbow of every possible colour you could imagine. – Diana Wynne Jones
  7. I knew that I could be more creative onstage, to state my own case and deliver my own interpretation of the role much more aggressively than in the recording studio. – Kiri Te Kanawa
  8. It is all nonsense, to be sure; and so much the greater nonsense inasmuch as the true interpretation of many dreams- not by any means of all dreams- moves, it may be said, in the opposite direction to the method of psycho -analysis. – Arthur Machen
  9. If you're going to use standards as criteria for signing musicians, you can sign thousands. If you're going to use some sort of conceptual interpretation that's based on the tradition of those standards, but is trying to move away from it, you're down to about 10 people or so. – Branford Marsalis
  10. The verbal interpretation on the other hand, i. e. the metaphysics of quantum physics, is on far less solid ground. In fact, in more than forty years physicists have not been able to provide a clear metaphysical model. – Erwin Schrodinger
  11. There is much modern music that is better adapted to a wind combination than to a string, although for obvious reasons originally scored for an orchestra. If in such cases the interpretation is equal to the composition the balance of a wind combination is more satisfying. – John Philip Sousa
  12. Because, in fact, women, feminists, do read my poetry, and they read it often with the power of their political interpretation I don't care; that's what poetry is supposed to do. – Diane Wakoski
  13. I suppose I have a really loose interpretation of "work," because I think that just being alive is so much work at something you don't always want to do. The machinery is always going. Even when you sleep. – Andy Warhol
  14. I guess because you study the character and you do all those things. But when it comes down to it, it's still my performance, it's still my interpretation I'm not going to, you know, be a clone- well, I was a clone of Richard Dean Anderson! – Michael Welch

Usage examples for interpretation

  1. His religion is not so much the interpretation of what he does understand as the explanation of what he does not understand. – Modern Religious Cults and Movements by Gaius Glenn Atkins
  2. Every glance of my eye, every word of my lips, in my own piazza at Pongaudin, would be made to bear its interpretation and go to disturb the single and distinct image which I now stand before every eye and in every mind. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  3. These phenomena, while perfectly familiar to observers, seem never to have received any fitting interpretation – New and Original Theories of the Great Physical Forces by Henry Raymond Rogers
  4. What, then, are some of these rules of interpretation – The Unconstitutionality of Slavery by Lysander Spooner
  5. But as an interpretation of the name, the passage chap. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  6. He used, rather than followed, the Greek fable, dealing freely with it and giving it his own interpretation – Keats: Poems Published in 1820 by John Keats
  7. 17 also is in favour of this interpretation – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
  8. After all, the interpretation of the thing was plain enough. – A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas by Fanny Loviot
  9. The Constitution called for fresh interpretation in the light of the Civil War and its results. – The Sequel of Appomattox A Chronicle of the Reunion of the States, Volume 32 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Walter Lynwood Fleming
  10. This interpretation is not contrary to the text. – The Apology of the Augsburg Confession by Philip Melanchthon
  11. But it would seem that some dramatic interpretation is necessary. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  12. In my interpretation I use no words at all. – Frenzied Fiction by Stephen Leacock
  13. To him there is only one interpretation – Principles of Teaching by Adam S. Bennion
  14. He had no interest in any other form of historical interpretation – John Dewey's logical theory by Delton Thomas Howard
  15. Not a word of it, in my interpretation is actually spoken. – Frenzied Fiction by Stephen Leacock
  16. " Say something to take off her attention," was the interpretation of it. – Hoodie by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  17. Is there any judicial interpretation to that effect? – Trial of the Officers and Crew of the Privateer Savannah, on the Charge of Piracy, in the United States Circuit Court for the Southern District of New York by A. F. Warburton
  18. Thus, upon the great question which presented itself upon the very threshold- the nature and extent of the authority to be exercised by Leicester- the most influential Netherlanders were in favour of a large and liberal interpretation of his powers. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  19. And so it is used as the rule of the interpretation in the parts of it. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  20. In this extensive country it can not but happen that numerous questions respecting the interpretation of the laws and the rights and duties of officers and citizens must arise. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various

Rhymes for interpretation